Longer Term Forecasts for More Moisture in the Corn Belt
June 12, 2019
Rainy periods will continue but stretch into a warm-up next week, bringing with it higher relative humidity and favorable conditions for some crop diseases.
Warmer, Drier Conditions Forecast for June
May 29, 2019
After extended rains and cool temperatures, Climatologist Al Dutcher reports that a considerably drier forecast may be unfolding as the calendar turns to June.
Weather Outlooks for Planting Season and Summer
May 16, 2019
It looks like we're not done with the rain yet. Expect widespread rainfall May 17-19, followed by several rounds of thunderstorms May 19-22, says climatologist Al Dutcher in his planting season and summer outlook.
Late April Forecast and Status of Soil Moisture and Temperature
April 17, 2019
With soil temperatures warming and above-average soil moisture across much of Nebraska, climatologist Al Dutcher looks at what to expect in the planting season forecast for late April.
Nebraska's Most Challenging 60 Days
March 29, 2019
Here's how a succession of weather events over 60 days, from mid-January to mid-March, led to a historic blizzard and flood in Nebraska.
Tired of Record Winter? Here's What to Expect for Snowmelt, Eventual Warm-Up
March 6, 2019
Climatologist Al Dutcher takes a look back at this unusual winter and a look forward with what to expect in the next couple weeks. After all this snow, what's next? Flooding is going to be a very real concern.
Consequences of Fall-Applied N
November 9, 2018
A fall nitrogen application has a relatively high loss potential and is considered the riskiest N management practice. Consider breaking tradition and splitting your N applications next year to coincide with when your corn most needs more N.
Expect a Stormy Turn with Halloween
October 24, 2018
Expect a couple periods of light rain the last week of October, then stormy and possibly snowy conditions following Halloween.